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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,019 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marster Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dresden Files Release Date:
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Having been murdered by a mysterious assassin, Harry navigates the passages between the living and the dead; yet, once he returns to the world of the mortals, he suspects that being dead may have been a better situation. For now, he is no longer Harry Dresden, the renowned wizard of Chicago. No, he has become Winter Knight to Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness.

He has sworn his fidelity to Mab, who has fought for him for so long. Now that her word guides his actions, no matter the consequence of where to go or whom to kill, Harry is in dire straits, indeed.

Mab desires the impossible of this new Winter Knight: to murder an immortal. Trouble bubbles over when the growing threat of an unknown source of wizardry may again make the land of the dead look like a vacation paradise. What does this mean for Harry?

Surrounded by foes, Harry must unite his friends and circumvent the needless destruction of innocent souls. And he must discover how to break his fealty to Mab, so that she doesn't claim his very soul.

Jim Butcher was born in 1971 in Missouri. He is known for his fantasy series the Dresden Files. Introduced to the fantasy genre through his sisters when he was sick as a child, Butcher became entranced with the stories of Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander, and C.S. Lewis. He has a wife, a son, and a guard dog named Frostbite.

Harry Dresden lives!

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad—because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill.

Guess which Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? To make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own: his soul.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harry Dresden has come a long way. From those long ago days when he was leading a (relatively) quiet life as a Windy City wizard, he has been murdered; revived; and now, in the fourteenth Dresden Files novel, has become the very reluctant servant/hired killer of Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. One of the most eagerly awaited installments of this bestseller series.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Harry Dresden is alive!…Butcher’s latest installment in the Dresden Files series will keep readers invested from start to finish with lots of action and an ending that will have them craving the next title. With a colorful cast and laughs throughout, this series will appeal to readers interested in urban fantasy or Kim Harrison’s work. Though Butcher’s loyal fans will be craving this one, it is relatively easy for anyone to pick up and start the series with this book.”

    Library Journal

  • “[Butcher] plots a long, long game, beautifully integrating small elements from the very first installment onward and gradually revealing their significance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan Coley | 2/5/2014

    " When I open the CD box for the audio version, there were 15 discs. That tells me it's a long book. The story flew by. I try to limit my book listening to on the way to and fro' work otherwise I don't get much done. I couldn't do it. I went to bed each night listening to Harry and discovering new things about him and his friends. I get a little frustrated during a goo fight scene when new monsters are introduced or personal histories revealed. I often yell - get on with the battle! That's the joy however of the series. Yeah, Jim Butcher, get your pencils sharp and get the next book out! What is Molly going do? Her mother is going to kill Harry. So much to look forward to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Margaret | 2/2/2014

    " Love all the Dresden books. I was happy with the characters that reappeared in this book and some surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tony | 2/2/2014

    " LOved it, cant wait to

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ryan Science-ehlert | 1/31/2014

    " Fully enjoying how the scope of the series continues to satisfy with both a contained story and the progression of a plot that encompasses the entire series. "

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